Social Determinants of Health and Environmental Strategies
Part 1: Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Prevention
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip
December 14, 2021, 2:30-4 PM EST
This webinar will introduce and discuss the social determinants of health. It will explain which aspects have been found to be significantly linked to substance use, as well as how the social determinants of health are linked to inequity and health disparities. The webinar will provide recommendations on how prevention professionals can begin thinking about ways to address the social determinants of health and how to pursue a public health approach to prevention.
- Explain what the social determinants of health are and how they relate to the socio-ecological model of prevention
- Discuss the social determinants of health linked to increase risk of substance use
- Review racial and ethnic inequities in substance use risk and prevention services
- Overview the public health approach to prevention and recommendations for addressing the social determinants of health
Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.